BY WILBER MUHWEZI AND CYNTHIA ARINDA
Bushenyi district local government situated in western Uganda has two sets of district services commissions and non is working since July 2016. This is according to the same district LC5 Chairman Jafari Basajabalaba and CAO Elias Byamungu.
While explaining to the district council what the district is undergoing now Dec. 19, 2016 2:40pm, the CAO Byamungu told council that the district executive committee allowed him to write to the public service commission in Kamapala to allow the district use Buhweju district service commission to do heaps of Bushenyi district work.Byamungu added that despite endorsement by the DEC, the public service commission rejected it claiming that it had approved a service commission led by Lydia Rwakishaya and names sent by the Willis Bashaasha led district council.
However Jafari Basajabalaba after assuming office in June 2016, he appointed his service commission led by scholastic Ndyagambwaki claiming that the Bashaasha district council that forwarded names of Rwakishaya, Behangana and Ishungisa did not have a quorum
Basajabalaba vehemently rejected Bashaasha – Rwakishaya commission and wrote to the solicitor general and together with his executive met the public service commission but mr. Duncan Bigirwa the then secretary public service commission rejected Basajabalaba and team’s pleas and maintained the Rwakishaya commission as the legitimate one.
Basajabalaba told council that the members of the public service commission including its secretary have all retired and had special interests in the Bushenyi district service commission.
He named the current public service commission chaired by retired justice Raphael ochan, and the secretary is one called Musubira. He added that the new commission is not biased therefore it will approve the commission he appointed led by scholastic Ndyagambwaki.
The council concluded the matter by informing the district chairman Basajabalaba to continue pursuing the matter of the district service commission and conclude it soonest.